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Mexico news and analysis from The Nation
September 26, 2022
Preserving the Memory of Murdered Journalists in Mexico
Family members of assassinated media workers in Veracruz have formed a network to honor their relatives’ work and to care for one another.
May 10, 2022
Lies, Murders, and a Cover-Up: The Ayotzinapa Report Sheds Light on the Mexican Military’s Role
An independent investigation proves that the Mexican Marines staged the alleged crime scene.
Andalusia K. Soloff
March 10, 2022
Mexican Journalists Are Being Killed. Why Aren’t People Rising Up to Help Them?
Reporter Jorge Nieto talks to
after five journalists were assassinated in just six weeks.
February 16, 2022
A Union Vote in Mexico Promises a New Direction in Trade Policy
Workers at the General Motors assembly plant in the city of Silao have voted for a new independent union, presaging a new era of labor collaboration across borders.
August 20, 2021
The Groundbreaking Decision That Just Struck a Blow to Our Racist Immigration Laws
Nearly 100 years ago, Congress passed a law making it a felony to reenter the US after being deported. Now a judge has found it too racist to be allowed.
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August 2, 2021
The Story of “El Chapo” and Why the Drug War Will Never End
A conversation with Noah Hurowitz about his new book on the Mexican drug lord and the lurid spectacle of mainstream drug coverage.
June 4, 2021
AMLO Has Been a Disappointment to the World—for Mexico, He’s Been Far Worse
The Mexican president’s botched Covid response and his lean toward militarization indicate that he takes his cues from the past, not the future.
April 29, 2021
The Story Behind Your Salad: Farmworkers, Covid-19, and a Dangerous Commute
Each day, Mexican farmworkers endure a grueling journey to get to their jobs in US lettuce fields. This year, that journey turned potentially deadly.
March 8, 2021
This International Women’s Day Rise Up Against Capitalism and Femicide
Across Latin America, women are protesting economic as well as gender-based violence.
February 25, 2021
Mexico Could Soon Become the Largest Legal Marijuana Market in the World
But activists say the law fails to address the widespread pain that decades of militarized enforcement have caused.